Stryyke Poker sequel sees executive arraigned for failing to pay Euro 50 000 in player winnings.
 
According to the 2plus2 poker forum and media coverage in Malta through di-ve.com, the tribulations of recently de-licensed Stryyke.com have spilled over into a criminal court case.
 
The reports indicate that a forty-year-old Indian-born German national, Rajiv Giri, has been arraigned in court in his capacity as a director of the company for failing to pay out more than Euro 50,000 in winnings.
 
During initial proceedings Giri entered not guilty pleas, claiming that the outstanding amount was only Euro 6,000 since the winners did not present proper methods of identification in order to be paid.
 
Malta police Inspector Maurice Curmi said that while the prosecution was not opposing bail, it was asking for a substantial financial guarantee to ensure that the accused returned to Malta for subsequent proceedings.
 
Giri was granted bail against a personal guarantee of Euro 20,000 and was given permission to leave the island to travel to other EU countries.
 
The case follows a series of player allegations that have been posted on a number of major online gambling message boards, and presumably complaints made to the Malta regulator, the LGA, which suspended Stryyke’s licensing on September 3rd